This lesson plan template on excel will help you stay organized, able to edit, and is detailed to use for future lessons (as well as for substitutes). The categories it contains are: the day, topic, unit, standard, materials used, 'what am I learning today?' question for the students, warm up, ticket out the door, worksheet/homework, differentiation, time layout, and notes. For the teachers who like color, simply change the color of the spreadsheet to coordinate to your needs. Layout allows you to plan by week, by day, by unit, or by semester.